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The Improbable Tale Of Mitt Romney Mitt Romney

The Improbable Tale Of Mitt Romney

By R. B. Scott

As he contemplates yet another bid for the White House, we review the fantastical story of W. Mitt Romney — and, take stock of what we might expect in chapters to come.

The Truth About Citizens United Law

The Truth About Citizens United

By Wendy Kaminer

Since its inception five years ago, the Supreme Court’s decision has been controversial and, according to Wendy Kaminer, widely misunderstood.

2014: The Year Of Fear Psychology

2014: The Year Of Fear

By Mark Edington

Reflecting on the heaviness of the top news stories of the year, and evaluating a common link between them.

Democrats Cave On Deeply Flawed Spending Bill Politics

Democrats Cave On Deeply Flawed Spending Bill

By Eileen McNamara

The 1,603-page spending bill, crafted behind closed doors and passed on December 11, 2014, will reverse what little progress Democrats have made regulating avaricious bankers and reining in billionaire political contributors.

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The Truth About Conspiracy Theories Security

The Truth About Conspiracy Theories

By Garry Emmons

Perhaps a price we pay for the vigilance democracy requires is to tolerate the cuckoo theories to make room for those that merit further investigation.

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Saving Gamblers From Themselves Economy

Saving Gamblers From Themselves

By Renée Loth

If the state really wants to discourage its residents from gambling away their paychecks and attract high-rolling outsiders instead, it might take a lesson from Singapore.

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A Small Decision, Carefully Considered The Kennedys

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered

By Madeleine Blais

We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.

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